Say Yes when you can, No when you must
I love this article. What an amazingly easy task - and yet, do I do it? Not as much as I would like. I like that she makes the point that we do not let our children rule the home, but we also don't always need to say no. I think this is right in line with "fathers do not exassperate your children". I find that when I come up with more ways to say yes, there are less reasons to say no.
For example. The other afternoon KayLynn asked if she could play outside and I said no. It was cold and wet, and I didn't want to get her all bundled up and then clean her off. Now, sometimes that is a good reason, but not all of the time...
What do you think?